MSC.1-Circ.1230 - Amendments To The Manual On Loading And Unloading Of Solid Bulk Cargoes For Terminal Representatives (Secretariat)

MSC.1/Circ.1230 5 February 2007

AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL ON LOADING AND UNLOADING OF SOLID BULK CARGOES FOR TERMINAL REPRESENTATIVES
1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its eighty-second session (29 November to 8 December 2006), approved amendments to the Manual on loading and unloading of solid bulk cargoes for terminal representatives (MSC/Circ.1160), prepared by the Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers, at its eleventh session, as set out in the annex, in the light of amendments made to the Code of Practice for Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers (BLU Code) to extend its application to ships carrying grain.
2 Member Governments are invited to bring the annexed amendments to the attention of all parties concerned with a view to implementing them as deemed appropriate.
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MSC.1/Circ.1230
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ANNEX
AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL ON LOADING AND UNLOADING OF SOLID BULK CARGOES FOR TERMINAL REPRESENTATIVES (MSC/CIRC.1160)
INTRODUCTION
1 In paragraph 1, the words ships which are loading, carrying or unloading grain are deleted.
2 The following new paragraph 6 is added after the existing paragraph 5:
6 In the event of a conflict between the Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (BC Code) and the International Code for the Safe Carriage of Grain in Bulk (International Grain Code), the provisions of the International Grain Code should prevail..
SECTION 5
CARGO LOADING AND HANDLING OF BALLAST
3 At the end of paragraph 5.1.4, the words or the International Grain Code, as appropriate are added.
SECTION 6
UNLOADING CARGO AND HANDLING OF BALLAST
4 In paragraph 6.2.2, after the words (MSDS) for those materials, the words When employed on grain laden ships, the terminal representatives should be familiar with the International Grain Code. are added.
ANNEX 4
TRAINING OF TERMINAL PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN LOADING AND/OR UNLOADING BULK CARRIERS
5 In paragraph 1, the words and BC are replaced by , BC and the words and the International Grain Code, as appropriate are added at the end of the paragraph.
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